Sushi Night at Rancho Los Toros

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Mandan Lynn on February 11, 2013

We went to this restaurant/resort with two of our friends for its special Friday night sushi! The place is relatively new (about eight months old, as of February 2013) and it's a little bit out of the way, but with the way this area is growing it probably won't be considered "out of the way" for long! For now, they have a beautiful large bit of land with a creek and a fantastic view with a pool and a few cabins along with their restaurant.

It was sushi night, so that was the menu -- I didn't even get to see a regular menu. We had the shrimp and fish tempura to start, and both were excellent. They came with three dipping sauces, one of which was brown and we were taking bets as to what it was. It was so good! Something with olives was our best guess, but when we asked they said it was made with apples and pears! Really delightful.

There were four rolls, each of which came in about seven pieces, and we ordered one of each: eel, salmon, shrimp, and crab. I was partial to the crab and the shrimp, but all were good. We were only given a tiny glob of wasabi, and there were two soy sauces -- one was sort of syrupy. If we're being picky, there was too much rice and not enough fish, but overall they were great -- especially considering we don't have a lot of sushi options in the area.

My friends had beer, I ordered sangria which came as just wine and soda with no fruit -- but the waitress accidentally used a fantastic bottle of wine to make it, and it was awesome! The owner came over to talk to us on several occasions, and he's a great nice guy. The guys each bought a Rancho Los Toros t-shirt.

I'm looking forward to going back for Thai night (Thursday), breakfast, and an evening with the regular menu.
Rancho Los Toros

San Carlos, Panama
(507) 6619-1693

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